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Elston Howard

Elston Gene Howard

Positions: Catcher, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1955 (Age 26.050)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1955-1968

Final Game: September 29, 1968 (Age 39.219)
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, NY
Buried: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1955 26 NYY AL 97 306 279 33 81 8 7 10 43 0 0 20 36 .290 .336 .477 .812 118 133 4 1 1 4 5 79/2
1956 27 NYY AL 98 316 290 35 76 8 3 5 34 0 1 21 30 .262 .312 .362 .674 80 105 11 1 2 2 6 72/9
1957 ★ 28 NYY AL 110 381 356 33 90 13 4 8 44 2 5 16 43 .253 .283 .379 .663 81 135 18 0 6 2 6 72/39 AS
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 103 406 376 45 118 19 5 11 66 1 1 22 60 .314 .348 .479 .827 130 180 9 0 4 4 6 27/93 AS,MVP-17
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 125 475 443 59 121 24 6 18 73 0 1 20 57 .273 .306 .476 .783 116 211 12 3 4 4 4 3279 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 107 361 323 29 79 11 3 6 39 3 0 28 43 .245 .298 .353 .651 80 114 8 0 2 8 7 2/7 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 129 482 446 64 155 17 5 21 77 0 3 28 65 .348 .387 .549 .936 153 245 5 3 1 4 6 *2/3 AS,MVP-10
1962 ★ 33 NYY AL 136 538 494 63 138 23 5 21 91 1 1 31 76 .279 .318 .474 .791 112 234 20 1 3 9 1 *2 AS
1963 ★ 34 NYY AL 135 531 487 75 140 21 6 28 85 0 0 35 68 .287 .342 .528 .869 141 257 17 6 1 2 4 *2 AS,MVP-1,GG
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 150 607 550 63 172 27 3 15 84 1 1 48 73 .313 .371 .455 .825 127 250 10 5 0 4 12 *2 AS,MVP-3,GG
1965 ★ 36 NYY AL 110 418 391 38 91 15 1 9 45 0 0 24 65 .233 .278 .345 .623 77 135 16 1 1 1 3 2/37 AS
1966 37 NYY AL 126 451 410 38 105 19 2 6 35 0 0 37 65 .256 .317 .356 .673 98 146 12 1 0 3 9 23
1967 38 TOT AL 108 345 315 22 56 9 0 4 28 0 0 21 60 .178 .233 .244 .478 42 77 10 3 2 4 6 2/3 MVP-17
1967 38 NYY AL 66 216 199 13 39 6 0 3 17 0 0 12 36 .196 .247 .271 .518 57 54 6 2 1 2 3 2/3
1967 38 BOS AL 42 129 116 9 17 3 0 1 11 0 0 9 24 .147 .211 .198 .409 17 23 4 1 1 2 3 2
1968 39 BOS AL 71 229 203 22 49 4 0 5 18 1 1 22 45 .241 .317 .335 .652 93 68 5 1 2 1 7 2
14 Yrs 1605 5846 5363 619 1471 218 50 167 762 9 14 373 786 .274 .322 .427 .749 108 2290 157 26 29 52 82
162 Game Avg. 162 590 541 62 148 22 5 17 77 1 1 38 79 .274 .322 .427 .749 108 231 16 3 3 5 8
NYY (13 yrs) 1492 5488 5044 588 1405 211 50 161 733 8 13 342 717 .279 .324 .436 .760 110 2199 148 24 26 49 72
BOS (2 yrs) 113 358 319 31 66 7 0 6 29 1 1 31 69 .207 .279 .285 .564 65 91 9 2 3 3 10

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1955 26 NYY AL 97 306 4 0 0 4 -3 5 0.6 9 15 1.5 .506 .503 1.1 0.1 11 79/2
1956 27 NYY AL 98 316 -10 -1 -1 0 -2 -14 -1.4 10 -4 -0.5 .486 .491 -0.5 -0.2 -4 72/9
1957 ★ 28 NYY AL 110 381 -11 -1 -3 -1 -2 -17 -2.0 12 -6 -0.8 .483 .488 -0.7 -0.3 -5 72/39 AS
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 103 406 13 -1 0 4 2 19 1.9 12 31 3.2 .520 .512 2.8 0.6 27 $17,000 27/93 AS,MVP-17
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 125 475 5 0 -1 3 -2 6 0.5 15 20 2.0 .505 .504 1.7 0.0 17 $20,000 3279 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 107 361 -12 0 -1 3 5 -4 -0.6 11 7 0.5 .495 .497 0.3 0.7 4 $20,000 2/7 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 129 482 32 -2 0 3 6 40 3.8 15 55 5.3 .531 .525 5.1 0.8 51 *2/3 AS,MVP-10
1962 ★ 33 NYY AL 136 538 10 -1 -3 9 7 22 2.1 16 38 3.8 .517 .514 3.0 1.6 30 *2 AS
1963 ★ 34 NYY AL 135 531 23 1 -2 5 7 34 3.6 16 50 5.2 .528 .523 4.8 1.2 45 *2 AS,MVP-1,GG
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 150 607 18 -1 1 10 8 35 3.6 19 54 5.5 .526 .524 4.6 1.9 44 *2 AS,MVP-3,GG
1965 ★ 36 NYY AL 110 418 -8 -1 -2 3 5 -2 -0.3 13 11 1.0 .498 .498 0.7 0.9 8 $70,000 2/37 AS
1966 37 NYY AL 126 451 -2 -1 -1 2 5 2 0.1 15 17 1.6 .502 .502 1.6 0.6 15 $75,000 23
1967 38 NYY AL 66 216 -10 -0 -1 -0 3 -9 -1.2 7 -2 -0.5 .483 .493 -0.4 0.2 -2 $64,000 2/3 MVP-17
1967 38 BOS AL 42 129 -12 0 -1 1 2 -10 -1.3 4 -6 -0.8 .471 .493 -0.9 0.3 -7 2 MVP-17
1968 39 BOS AL 71 229 -0 -1 -1 -6 3 -4 -0.6 8 4 0.2 .493 .497 1.1 -0.4 10 $65,000 2
14 Seasons 1605 5846 41 -9 -14 40 45 103 8.7 182 284 27.0 .507 .507 24.2 8.2 244 $331,000
NYY (13 yrs) 1492 5488 53 -8 -13 45 40 117 10.6 170 286 27.7 .508 .507 24.1 8.3 241 $266,000
BOS (2 yrs) 113 358 -12 -1 -1 -5 5 -14 -1.9 12 -2 -0.6 .485 .495 0.2 -0.1 3 $65,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1955 26 NYY AL 306 207 45 5.8 102 .300 .290 .265 .336 .345 .477 .395 .812 .740 118 .608 5.0 0.5 .762 .258 .186 .0
1956 27 NYY AL 316 230 30 3.5 104 .276 .262 .264 .312 .345 .362 .402 .674 .748 80 .357 -9.1 -0.9 .558 .169 .100 .0
1957 28 NYY AL 381 297 31 2.8 99 .267 .253 .262 .283 .334 .379 .396 .663 .729 81 .308 -11.4 -1.2 .512 .163 .126 3.2
1958 29 NYY AL 406 276 60 5.8 95 .346 .314 .257 .348 .325 .479 .390 .827 .715 130 .635 14.1 1.4 .754 .223 .165 1.8
1959 30 NYY AL 475 343 61 4.8 95 .277 .273 .256 .306 .326 .476 .391 .783 .717 116 .538 7.1 0.7 .696 .246 .203 .0
1960 31 NYY AL 361 262 35 3.6 97 .259 .245 .257 .298 .330 .353 .394 .651 .724 80 .400 -8.8 -0.9 .575 .204 .108 4.0
1961 32 NYY AL 482 304 94 8.2 100 .368 .348 .258 .387 .332 .549 .401 .936 .734 153 .741 31.6 3.0 .913 .258 .202 .0
1962 33 NYY AL 538 389 69 4.8 101 .288 .279 .261 .318 .333 .474 .406 .791 .739 112 .521 6.9 0.7 .706 .257 .194 1.9
1963 34 NYY AL 531 367 83 6.1 94 .285 .287 .254 .342 .320 .528 .393 .869 .713 141 .665 24.6 2.5 .819 .312 .240 .0
1964 35 NYY AL 607 393 93 6.4 98 .337 .313 .258 .371 .327 .455 .401 .825 .728 127 .678 20.8 2.1 .779 .229 .142 1.9
1965 36 NYY AL 418 318 34 2.9 91 .258 .233 .250 .278 .319 .345 .383 .623 .702 77 .351 -12.6 -1.3 .506 .174 .113 .0
1966 37 NYY AL 451 320 45 3.8 86 .289 .256 .242 .317 .308 .356 .374 .673 .682 98 .486 -0.3 -0.0 .580 .190 .100 .0
1967 38 TOT AL 345 275 18 1.8 85 .204 .178 .243 .233 .313 .244 .365 .478 .677 42 .203 -23.0 -2.6 .375 .133 .067 .0
1967 38 NYY AL 216 169 13 2.1 80 .222 .196 .238 .247 .306 .271 .357 .518 .663 57 .255 -10.6 -1.2 .410 .136 .075 .0
1967 38 BOS AL 129 106 5 1.3 91 .172 .147 .253 .211 .324 .198 .379 .409 .703 17 .123 -12.4 -1.4 .320 .129 .052 .0
1968 39 BOS AL 229 163 21 3.5 85 .286 .241 .245 .317 .316 .335 .363 .652 .679 93 .493 -1.7 -0.2 .569 .202 .094 1.7
14 Yrs 5846 4144 719 4.7 95 .292 .274 .255 .322 .326 .427 .391 .749 .718 108 .539 43.2 4.0 .661 .221 .153 17.1
162 Game Avg. 590 418 73 4.7 95 .292 .274 .255 .322 .326 .427 .391 .749 .718 108 .539 4 0 .661 .221 .153 2
NYY (13 yrs) 5488 3875 693 4.8 96 .295 .279 .256 .324 .327 .436 .393 .760 .719 110 .547 57.2 5.5 .674 .224 .157 15.2
BOS (2 yrs) 358 269 26 2.6 87 .243 .207 .248 .279 .319 .285 .369 .564 .687 65 .357 -14.1 -1.6 .471 .176 .078 1.7

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 26 NYY AL WS BRO L 7 28 26 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 8 .192 .222 .308 .530 8 0 0 1 0 0
1956 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS BRO W 1 5 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.200 1.600 6 0 0 0 0 0
1957 28 NYY AL WS MLN L 6 12 11 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 .273 .333 .545 .879 6 1 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS MLN W 6 20 18 4 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 .222 .263 .222 .485 4 0 0 1 0 1
1960 31 NYY AL WS PIT L 5 15 13 4 6 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 4 .462 .533 .923 1.456 12 0 1 0 0 0
1961 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS CIN W 5 22 20 5 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 .250 .318 .550 .868 11 2 0 0 0 1
1962 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS SFG W 6 23 21 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .143 .217 .190 .408 4 2 1 0 0 0
1963 34 NYY AL WS LAD L 4 15 15 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 5 0 0 0 0 0
1964 35 NYY AL WS STL L 7 29 24 5 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 .292 .414 .333 .747 8 1 1 0 0 2
1967 38 BOS AL WS STL L 7 20 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 0 0 1 0 1
10 Yrs (10 Series) 54 189 171 25 42 7 1 5 19 1 0 12 37 .246 .306 .386 .692 66 6 3 3 0 5
10 WS 54 189 171 25 42 7 1 5 19 1 0 12 37 .246 .306 .386 .692 66 6 3 3 0 5

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1957 NYY AL 28 DNP
1958 NYY AL 29 DNP
1959 NYY AL 30 DNP
1960 NYY AL 31 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 NYY AL 31 DNP
1961 NYY AL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 NYY AL 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 NYY AL 33 DNP
1962 NYY AL 33 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 NYY AL 34 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 NYY AL 35 as C 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 1 0 0 0
1965 NYY AL 36 DNP
9 Yrs (6 GP) 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .182 .000 .182 0 0 1 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1955 26 NYY AL 306 3.3% 11.8% 6.5% 8.2% 31% 1.80 7.8 27.9 6.5 0.71 77%
1956 27 NYY AL 316 1.6% 9.5% 6.7% 5.1% 21% 1.43 9.7 58.0 8.5 1.09 81%
1957 28 NYY AL 381 2.1% 11.3% 4.2% 6.6% 28% 2.69 8.3 44.5 8.1 1.00 81%
1958 29 NYY AL 406 2.7% 14.8% 5.4% 8.6% 30% 2.73 6.3 34.2 5.7 1.19 76%
1959 30 NYY AL 475 3.8% 12.0% 4.2% 10.1% 40% 2.85 7.8 24.6 6.1 0.90 78%
1960 31 NYY AL 361 1.7% 11.9% 7.8% 5.5% 25% 1.54 7.5 53.8 8.3 0.87 78%
1961 32 NYY AL 482 4.4% 13.5% 5.8% 8.9% 28% 2.32 6.9 21.2 5.8 1.09 76%
1962 33 NYY AL 538 3.9% 14.1% 5.8% 9.1% 36% 2.45 6.5 23.5 5.4 1.27 75%
1963 34 NYY AL 531 5.3% 12.8% 6.6% 10.4% 39% 1.94 7.2 17.4 5.7 1.52 74%
1964 35 NYY AL 607 2.5% 12.0% 7.9% 7.4% 26% 1.52 7.5 36.7 6.5 1.58 77%
1965 36 NYY AL 418 2.2% 15.6% 5.7% 6.0% 28% 2.71 6.0 43.4 8.7 1.27 76%
1966 37 NYY AL 451 1.3% 14.4% 8.2% 6.0% 26% 1.76 6.3 68.3 11.7 1.16 76%
1967 38 TOT AL 345 1.2% 17.4% 6.1% 3.8% 23% 2.86 5.3 78.8 11.3 1.26 74%
1967 38 NYY AL 216 1.4% 16.7% 5.6% 4.2% 23% 3.00 5.5 66.3 11.7 1.20 75%
1967 38 BOS AL 129 0.8% 18.6% 7.0% 3.1% 24% 2.67 4.8 116.0 10.5 1.35 72%
1968 39 BOS AL 229 2.2% 19.7% 9.6% 3.9% 18% 2.05 4.5 40.6 11.3 1.68 67%
14 Yrs 5846 2.9% 13.5% 6.4% 7.4% 30% 2.11 6.8 32.1 7.0 1.16 76%
MLB Averages 2.2% 14.3% 8.4% 6.4% 28% 1.70 6.3 40.0 8.8 1.06 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1955 26 NYY AL 5.0 0.5 307 0.9 6.1 -5.1 .98 0.3 0.7 4.9 0.5 0.98 2.1 1.67 21
1956 27 NYY AL -9.1 -0.9 323 -0.9 4.0 -4.9 .85 -1.0 -0.1 -11.9 -1.2 1.00 -11.3 1.51 12
1957 28 NYY AL -11.4 -1.2 391 -2.1 5.1 -7.3 .95 -1.1 -1.2 -16.0 -1.6 0.98 -11.8 2.70 9
1958 29 NYY AL 14.1 1.4 414 1.5 7.9 -6.4 .97 1.3 0.3 19.4 2.0 1.01 14.8 1.65 9
1959 30 NYY AL 7.1 0.7 481 0.8 9.3 -8.5 1.04 0.6 0.2 18.2 1.9 0.99 8.3 2.08 11
1960 31 NYY AL -8.8 -0.9 366 -0.8 6.3 -7.1 1.10 -1.4 0.7 -14.0 -1.4 1.00 -13.7 1.55 14
1961 32 NYY AL 31.6 3.0 488 3.5 11.3 -7.8 1.03 3.5 -0.1 43.2 4.3 0.98 42.5 0.85 14
1962 33 NYY AL 6.9 0.7 548 0.4 10.9 -10.5 1.09 0.9 -0.6 7.1 0.7 1.04 10.9 2.45 7
1963 34 NYY AL 24.6 2.5 540 2.8 12.2 -9.3 1.03 3.0 -0.3 24.8 2.6 0.99 28.7 2.06 5
1964 35 NYY AL 20.8 2.1 616 2.6 12.8 -10.2 1.03 2.2 0.3 36.6 3.7 0.96 25.4 1.83 6
1965 36 NYY AL -12.6 -1.3 424 -1.3 7.4 -8.7 1.13 -0.7 -0.4 -9.6 -1.0 0.99 -3.7 1.96 12
1966 37 NYY AL -0.3 -0.0 454 1.0 8.4 -7.4 1.02 -0.5 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.90 -3.9 1.87 12
1967 38 TOT AL -23.0 -2.6 348 -2.9 4.2 -7.1 1.08 -2.1 -0.7 -22.4 -2.5 0.98 -22.4 2.00 20
1967 38 NYY AL -10.6 -1.2 218 -1.9 2.7 -4.6 1.11 -1.0 -0.7 -11.6 -1.3 0.97 -10.9 1.98 17
1967 38 BOS AL -12.4 -1.4 130 -1.0 1.4 -2.4 1.02 -1.0 0.0 -10.8 -1.2 1.00 -11.5 2.12 3
1968 39 BOS AL -1.7 -0.2 232 -0.1 3.5 -3.6 .98 0.1 -0.3 3.4 0.4 0.92 1.8 2.62 3
14 Yrs 43.1 4.0 5932 5.3 109.2 -104.0 1.03 5.2 -0.1 83.9 8.2 0.98 67.5 1.81 155

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1955 26 NYY AL 4 0 25% 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 48% 13 8 4 2 1 1 8 2 6
1956 27 NYY AL 5 0 32% 101 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 31% 15 11 4 5 4 1 9 5 4
1957 28 NYY AL 5 0 25% 117 2 5 29% 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 3 2 3 47% 19 12 6 3 2 1 10 1 8
1958 29 NYY AL 6 0 26% 151 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 4 8 40% 24 16 8 8 6 1 16 4 10
1959 30 NYY AL 4 0 33% 139 0 1 0% 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 13 38% 29 22 7 4 3 0 12 2 10
1960 31 NYY AL 4 0 23% 107 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 7 30% 19 14 5 1 1 0 3 1 2
1961 32 NYY AL 9 0 26% 210 0 3 0% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 12 33% 27 22 5 6 3 3 7 1 5
1962 33 NYY AL 11 0 28% 196 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 15 37% 32 19 12 6 5 1 16 9 7
1963 34 NYY AL 4 0 31% 174 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 16 42% 31 20 11 6 5 1 15 4 10
1964 35 NYY AL 7 1 23% 278 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 2 10 43% 41 25 15 5 4 1 14 3 10
1965 36 NYY AL 10 0 27% 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 11 37% 22 17 5 3 1 1 10 2 7
1966 37 NYY AL 6 0 23% 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 10 33% 9 6 2 10 10 0 11 3 8
1967 38 TOT AL 5 0 24% 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 8 33% 12 10 2 2 1 1 4 1 3
1967 38 NYY AL 3 0 20% 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 6 22% 7 6 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
1967 38 BOS AL 2 0 31% 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 44% 5 4 1 1 0 1 3 1 2
1968 39 BOS AL 7 0 25% 78 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 55% 11 6 5 0 0 0 9 3 6
14 Yrs 87 1 27% 2029 9 14 39% 10 12 0 1 0 1 4 0 45 2 9 16 18 123 39% 304 208 91 61 46 12 144 41 96

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1955 26 NYY AL 306 52% 81 21 4 1 4 1.67 10 0 10 5 5 6 4 0 2 1 50% 70 4 6% 22 9 41% 213 34 16% 23 14 61% 9 5 56% 0
1956 27 NYY AL 316 41% 76 12 5 1 2 1.51 5 0 13 4 1 2 3 0 2 2 100% 71 11 15% 30 7 23% 234 35 15% 28 9 32% 12 9 75% 0
1957 28 NYY AL 381 37% 90 9 3 0 2 2.70 8 0 9 7 1 3 5 0 8 6 75% 71 18 25% 44 16 36% 240 37 15% 29 13 45% 13 4 31% 0
1958 29 NYY AL 406 31% 118 9 5 0 2 1.65 11 0 13 7 4 3 8 0 5 4 80% 85 9 11% 42 14 33% 285 58 20% 39 22 56% 13 5 38% 0
1959 30 NYY AL 475 31% 121 11 3 1 2 2.08 18 0 10 11 7 5 13 0 5 4 80% 104 12 12% 52 20 38% 307 56 18% 26 16 62% 21 11 52% 0
1960 31 NYY AL 361 39% 79 14 5 1 4 1.55 6 0 15 6 0 5 1 0 3 2 67% 74 8 11% 35 13 37% 253 36 14% 26 17 65% 15 6 40% 0
1961 32 NYY AL 482 37% 155 14 4 1 1 0.85 21 0 11 13 8 10 11 0 1 1 100% 105 5 5% 39 8 21% 314 60 19% 24 10 42% 24 8 33% 0
1962 33 NYY AL 538 35% 138 7 1 0 0 2.45 21 0 24 14 7 3 18 0 3 3 100% 119 20 17% 61 19 31% 421 72 17% 37 23 62% 14 10 71% 0
1963 34 NYY AL 531 43% 140 5 1 0 0 2.06 28 0 15 13 15 10 18 0 3 1 33% 111 17 15% 52 16 31% 345 57 17% 32 18 56% 18 7 39% 0
1964 35 NYY AL 607 37% 172 6 1 0 1 1.83 15 0 16 6 9 3 12 0 0 0 104 10 10% 38 13 34% 386 70 18% 30 17 57% 20 9 45% 0
1965 36 NYY AL 418 42% 91 12 2 0 1 1.96 9 0 7 3 6 0 9 0 2 1 50% 80 16 20% 32 7 22% 284 41 14% 25 11 44% 12 8 67% 0
1966 37 NYY AL 451 45% 105 12 2 0 0 1.87 6 1 9 2 4 1 5 0 0 0 76 12 16% 33 8 24% 246 35 14% 19 11 58% 13 8 62% 0
1967 38 TOT AL 345 47% 56 20 2 0 2 2.00 4 0 12 1 3 3 1 0 2 2 100% 52 10 19% 33 12 36% 238 29 12% 22 10 45% 12 7 58% 0
1967 38 NYY AL 216 66% 39 17 2 0 2 1.98 3 0 5 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 100% 32 6 19% 23 8 35% 140 18 13% 15 6 40% 10 6 60% 0
1967 38 BOS AL 129 16% 17 3 0 0 0 2.12 1 0 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 100% 20 4 20% 10 4 40% 98 11 11% 7 4 57% 2 1 50% 0
1968 39 BOS AL 229 20% 49 3 0 0 0 2.62 5 0 3 2 3 0 5 0 2 2 100% 35 5 14% 17 5 29% 124 15 12% 14 5 36% 6 3 50% 0
14 Yrs 5846 38% 1471 155 38 5 21 1.81 167 1 167 94 73 54 113 0 38 29 76% 1157 157 14% 530 167 32% 3890 635 16% 374 196 52% 202 100 50% 0
MLB Averages 51% 77% 10% 31% 14% 48% 53%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 26 97 306 279 33 81 8 7 10 43 0 0 20 36 .290 .336 .477 .812 118 133 4 1 1 4 5
1956 27 195 622 569 68 157 16 10 15 77 0 1 41 66 .276 .324 .418 .742 99 238 15 2 3 6 11
1957 28 305 1003 925 101 247 29 14 23 121 2 6 57 109 .267 .308 .403 .712 92 373 33 2 9 8 17
1958 29 408 1409 1301 146 365 48 19 34 187 3 7 79 169 .281 .320 .425 .745 103 553 42 2 13 12 23
1959 30 533 1884 1744 205 486 72 25 52 260 3 8 99 226 .279 .317 .438 .755 106 764 54 5 17 16 27
1960 31 640 2245 2067 234 565 83 28 58 299 6 8 127 269 .273 .314 .425 .738 102 878 62 5 19 24 34
1961 32 769 2727 2513 298 720 100 33 79 376 6 11 155 334 .287 .327 .447 .773 111 1123 67 8 20 28 40
1962 33 905 3265 3007 361 858 123 38 100 467 7 12 186 410 .285 .325 .451 .776 111 1357 87 9 23 37 41
1963 34 1040 3796 3494 436 998 144 44 128 552 7 12 221 478 .286 .327 .462 .789 115 1614 104 15 24 39 45
1964 35 1190 4403 4044 499 1170 171 47 143 636 8 13 269 551 .289 .333 .461 .794 117 1864 114 20 24 43 57
1965 36 1300 4821 4435 537 1261 186 48 152 681 8 13 293 616 .284 .329 .451 .779 114 1999 130 21 25 44 60
1966 37 1426 5272 4845 575 1366 205 50 158 716 8 13 330 681 .282 .328 .443 .770 112 2145 142 22 25 47 69
1967 38 1534 5617 5160 597 1422 214 50 162 744 8 13 351 741 .276 .322 .431 .752 108 2222 152 25 27 51 75
1968 39 1605 5846 5363 619 1471 218 50 167 762 9 14 373 786 .274 .322 .427 .749 108 2290 157 26 29 52 82

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1955 26 101 319 292 35 85 8 7 10 45 0 21 38 .291 .336 .469 .806 47 97
1956 27 102 329 302 36 78 8 3 5 35 0 22 31 .258 .309 .354 .663 33 98
1957 28 116 403 378 37 98 14 4 9 49 2 17 45 .259 .290 .389 .679 43 110
1958 29 108 433 401 52 131 21 6 12 76 1 24 63 .327 .361 .499 .860 73 103
1959 30 131 501 468 65 131 26 6 19 81 0 22 60 .280 .314 .483 .797 71 125
1960 31 113 383 343 32 86 12 3 7 44 3 30 45 .251 .304 .364 .669 39 107
1961 32 129 484 448 66 157 17 5 21 79 0 28 65 .350 .389 .551 .941 97 129
1962 33 136 540 496 64 140 23 5 21 93 1 31 76 .282 .320 .476 .796 77 136
1963 34 135 541 495 82 148 22 6 30 93 0 37 68 .299 .354 .549 .903 94 135
1964 35 149 613 554 67 178 28 3 16 89 1 50 73 .321 .380 .469 .849 97 150
1965 36 110 426 397 43 97 16 1 10 51 0 26 65 .244 .292 .365 .657 42 110
1966 37 127 469 424 45 117 21 2 7 42 0 41 65 .276 .339 .384 .723 55 126
1967 38 108 353 321 26 62 10 0 4 33 0 23 60 .193 .251 .262 .512 21 108
1968 39 71 238 209 27 55 4 0 6 22 1 25 45 .263 .343 .368 .712 26 71
14 Yrs 1636 6032 5528 677 1563 230 51 177 832 9 397 799 .283 .331 .439 .770 815 1605
162 Game Avg. 162 597 547 67 155 23 5 18 82 1 39 79 .283 .331 .439 .770 81 1605



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1974 BBWAA ( 5.2%)
1975 BBWAA ( 6.4%)
1976 BBWAA (14.2%)
1977 BBWAA (11.2%)
1978 BBWAA (10.8%)
1979 BBWAA ( 6.9%)
1980 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1981 BBWAA (20.7%)
1982 BBWAA ( 9.6%)
1983 BBWAA ( 8.6%)
1984 BBWAA (11.2%)
1985 BBWAA (13.7%)
1986 BBWAA (12.0%)
1987 BBWAA (10.7%)
1988 BBWAA (12.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 AL (17, 3%)
1961 AL (10, 11%)
1963 AL (1, 89%)
1964 AL (3, 44%)
1967 AL (17, 3%)
1 MVP
1.50 Career Shares (151st)

Gold Gloves
1963 AL (C)
1964 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1961 AL  5.3 (9th)
1963 AL  5.1 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1961 AL  5.3 (8th)
1963 AL  5.1 (5th)
1964 AL  5.6 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1961 AL  5.1 (8th)
1963 AL  4.7 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1962 AL  1.6 (7th)
1963 AL  1.2 (10th)
1964 AL  1.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1961 ML  .348 (3rd)
1963 AL  .287 (8th)
1964 AL  .313 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1963 AL  .528 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1963 AL  .869 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1964 AL  172 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1964 AL  27 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (8th)
1959 AL  6 (7th)
1963 AL  6 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1963 AL  28 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1963 AL  85 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1964 AL  127 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1963 AL  141 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1964 AL  93 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1961 AL  32 (8th)
1963 AL  25 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1961 AL  3.1 (8th)
1963 AL  2.5 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1963 AL  55 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1961 ML  .741 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (3rd)
1962 AL  9 (3rd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (10th)
1958 AL  6 (6th)
1960 AL  7 (3rd)
1961 AL  6 (9th)
1964 AL  12 (2nd)
1966 AL  9 (8th)
Career  82 (178th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1957 AL  18 (3rd)
1962 AL  20 (2nd)
1963 AL  17 (7th)
1965 AL  16 (9th)
Career  157 (249th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1963 AL  17.4 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1961 AL  43.20 (9th)
1964 AL  36.57 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1963 AL  2.8 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1961 AL  3.5 (8th)
1963 AL  3.0 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1961 AL  4.3 (8th)
1964 AL  3.7 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 AL  born 1929-02-23 (9th)
1967 AL  born 1929-02-23 (8th)
1968 AL  born 1929-02-23 (4th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 27 (877), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 82 (228), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (655), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (34th), 27.0 career WAR/26.4 7yr-peak WAR/26.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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